October 1, 2013 |

Students enjoy fresh Washington produce, learn where it came from

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Lake Stevens School District elementary students took part in the Food & Nutrition Department's Taste of Washington event.

Salad bars were stocked with fresh and local fruits and vegetables, and a large map of the state showed where each item came from.

"Taste of Washington is a special event to help kids understand where their food comes from," said Mollie Langum, Lake Stevens School District's Food & Nutrition Services Supervisor. "It's also a fun way to show kids the importance of eating fresh, local food."

Featured produce included:

Pluots—Delap Orchard, Malott, WA

Gala Apples—Gebbers Farms, Chelan

Broccoli—Hughes Farm, Mt. Vernon

Cauliflower—Hayton Farms, Mt. Vernon

Cucumber—Mosby Brothers, Auburn

Carrots—Schuh Farms, Mt. Vernon

Salad Mix—Sterino Farms, Puyallup

The Food & Nutrition Services Department purchases Washington grown produce throughout the year when items are available.

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